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Quick and Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

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The creamy, spicy-sweet sauce in this dish is a crowd-pleaser!
Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

If you are a fan of Bang Bang Shrimp, you will love this recipe. Its creamy, spicy-sweet sauce is to die for, and you can make it in about 30 minutes using your Instant Pot. This recipe really is a weeknight hero!

Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients For Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

To make this creamy and tangy delight, you will need:

  • Spaghetti
  • Garlic
  • Avocado oil (or coconut or vegetable)
  • Shrimp
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Thai sweet chili sauce
  • Lime juice
  • Sriracha
  • Salt and pepper

Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

How to Make Quick and Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

  1. To get the spaghetti inside the Instapot, break it in half. Add the minced garlic, avocado oil, and water. Place the lid on and cook on “pressure cook high” for 4 minutes. Quick-release the steam until the valve button drops.
  2. Make the sauce: in a small bowl combine the mayo, Thai sweet chili sauce, lime juice, and Sriracha until smooth.
  3. Once the valve button drops on the Instapot, remove the lid, stir in the sauce, and let it simmer for 3 minutes.

Add the shrimp, mix to combine, press “saute” and cook for 3 more minutes until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through. Serve with freshly chopped green onions or parsley on top.

Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Quick and Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

The creamy, spicy-sweet sauce in this dish is a crowd-pleaser!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 525kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Instant pot or large pot

Ingredients

  • 16 oz spaghetti pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or the oil of your choice
  • 16 oz large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¾ cup light mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup Thai sweet red chili sauce
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or chopped green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • To get the spaghetti inside the Instapot, break it in half. Add the minced garlic, avocado oil, and water. Place the lid on and cook on “pressure cook high” for 4 minutes. Quick-release the steam until the valve button drops.
  • Make the sauce: in a small bowl combine the mayo, Thai sweet chili sauce, lime juice, and Sriracha until smooth.
  • Once the valve button drops on the Instapot, remove the lid, stir in the sauce (do not drain the water), and let it simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp, mix to combine, press “saute” and cook for 3 more minutes until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through. Serve with freshly chopped green onions or parsley on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 7mg

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I Don’t Have an Instant Pot?

This recipe can be made in a regular pot too! It’s a one-pot dish, so it’s equally as convenient to use a regular pot.

Can I Use Frozen Shrimp?

You can, but thaw them completely and pat them dry to remove excess moisture before adding them to the pot.

What If I Don’t Have Avocado Oil?

You can use coconut oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, or your oil of choice.

How Can I Make The Sauce Spicier?

Add more Sriracha or red pepper flakes for a spicier sauce.

What If I Don’t Want To Use Mayo?

You can substitute it for Greek yogurt, or maybe use half mayo, half yogurt.

Can I Add Veggies To This Dish?

Sure! You can add veggies like peas, bell peppers, shredded onions, or snow peas.

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